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  • German Assault Troops of the First World Warby Stephen Bull

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    To many it would later seem as if the rule book of war had been torn up and thrown away. The First World War is usually characterised as a static war of attrition, but by its end a new doctrine of fire and movement emerged with the squad as the key tactical unit, marking a fundamental shift in methods of warfare. As late as March 1918, assault detachments... more...

  • Can Do!by William Bradford Huie

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    When William Bradford Huie, a reporter for H. L. Mencken's American Mercury, joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, he received a commission as a public relations officer in the little-known Civil Engineer's Corps Construction Battalions--the Seabees. With the publication of Can Do! the following year, Americans soon came to appreciate the significance of... more...

  • Andrée's Warby Francelle Bradford White

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 11.87

    A true story of bravery and courage in occupied Paris Andrée Griotteray was only nineteen years old when the Germans invaded France. During the four years of Occupation she transformed from a teenager in search of fun and frivolity into a capable, fearless young woman, risking her life in service to her country and the Resistance. Always modest about... more...

  • The Origins of World War IIby Keith Eubank

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    More than 60 years have passed since the outbreak of the most catastrophic conflict the world has known: 30 million people dead and unbelievable devastation. In the 3rd edition of this popular volume, Keith Eubank seeks answers to the questions that have plagued us: Why, after the ghastly ordeal of World War I did Western powers undervalue the threat... more...

  • No Labour, No Battleby John Starling; Ivor Lee; Professor Richard Holmes

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    From 1917 British soliders who were unfit or too old for front line service were to serve unarmed and within the range of German guns for weeks or even months at a time undertaking labouring tasks. The vital, yet largely unreported role played by these brave soldiers was crucial to achieving victory in 1918. For this book John Starling and Ivor Lee... more...

  • The Yanks Are Coming!by H. W. III Crocker

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 29.99

    Bestselling military historian H. W. Crocker III ( The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War , Robert E. Lee on Leadership , etc.) now turns his guns on the epic story of America?s involvement in the First World War with his new book The Yanks Are Coming: A Military History of the United States in World War I . 2014 marks the centenary of... more...

  • Geographies of the Holocaustby Anne Kelly Knowles; Tim Cole; Alberto Giordano

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular... more...

  • The Pacific Warby Christina Twomey; Ernest Koh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across the Asia-Pacific and shows how the wars, both individually... more...

  • Der Kalte Kriegby Alexander Emmerich

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 17.10

    Erstmals aus deutscher Perspektive Der nukleare Erstschlag war jahrzehntelang der Alptraum der Menschheit ? und beängstigend real. Vor allem in den kritischen Wochen des Jahres 1962 stand die Zukunft der Welt auf Messers Schneide. Die USA und Russland lagerten bald genug Atomwaffen für die Ausrottung der Menschheit. In dem bebilderten Überblick schildert... more...

  • Germany and Europe 1919-1939by John Hiden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This is the only short study in English to survey Germany's foreign policy from a German viewpoint across the entire inter-war period. The approach, which sets Germany in her full European context, is not narrowly diplomatic; and it gives as much attention to the Weimar years of the 1920s as it gives to the more familiar story of Germany's international... more...